Can we be real today?
Sometimes I get super tired of cooking. Like maybe I will just have a slice of cheese for dinner tired.
Nathan is juicing again most weeknights so mostly I am cooking for just Little and me. Little has his opinions about food. Most days I am one of two things: either surprised or exasperated. Surprised that he did in fact eat what I didn’t expect him to or exasperated because something he has eaten for the past three weeks he wont touch. So I end up sticking with safe foods on nights it is just us- fruits, sauteed zucchini, whole wheat pasta, and cheeses.
So that is what leads to me having half an apple and a slice of cheese for dinner. Not the best choice but hey it could be worse.
Often dinner around here looks like this.
A simple salad of quinoa, lime juice, salt, tomato, and avocado. Filling, satisfying, very little cooking. Little will not eat this but eh. I don’t mind. More for me. He can have cheese.
Do you have go to dinners that are quick and simple and NOT a peanut butter and jelly sandwich (cause that happens around here all to often too)? Please do share!
Quinoa, Avocado and Tomato Salad (serves 2 as entrees 4 as a side)
1 cup dry quinoa
2 cups waters
1/4 tsp salt
1 avocado diced
1 tomato diced
Juice of 1 lime
Salt to taste
Bring the water to a boil over medium high heat. Add the quinoa and salt stir briefly and return to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and cover. Cook for 12-15 minutes or until all the water is absorbed and no longer crunchy. Fluff with a fork and allow to cool slightly. While still warm add the lime juice and salt to taste. Toss with the tomatoes and avocado. Serve.
I prefer it while it is still warm however you can make the quinoa in advance and assemble before eating. Double to serve as a side at a BBQ. It is delicious.